During the summer holidays “Treating with a Mission“, a team of Polish doctors came to Kenya to carry out work in community hospitals. One of their initiatives is called “Girls will be Girls,” where they teach girls about mensural health and also distribute sanitary pads.
Because many of the schools had closed during the holidays we distributed the pads when schools opened. We had opportunity to visit North Highridge which is part of the Ghetto Classics Orchestra for Schools Initiative where we teach 10-12yr olds the Carnegie Hall Link Up recorder program. Peter, the Ghetto Classics social worker and Mary, the Ghetto Classics mentorship manager lead the visit and were welcomed warmly by the school principle.
We had an opportunity to talk the girls and later realised that the school has a secondary wing and we ended up distributing the additional sanitary towels to them as well. The teacher shared how it is not easy for the girls since majority of them come from the slum which is few kilometres from the school. Having visited the school we hope to come more often and provide mentoring opportunities.